If you’ve ever walked into a room, only to realize that: a) you easily tower over everyone including the men, and b) everyone else in the room seems to have noticed that fact, too, then you recognize that people take note of a tall woman. You may be tempted to ‘dress quietly’ to blend into the crowd, but who really wants to do that? Instead, make the most of the inevitable stares and “wow” them with the following styling tips:
- Wear Beautiful Shoes
It’s the reaction other people have when they see your immense height and they have to check your feet immediately to determine whether you’re wearing heels. Fight the urge to yell, “Hey, there’s nothing to see down there!” by taking advantage of all the extra attention your feet receive. It doesn’t matter if you prefer heels, flats or running shoes, just choose beautiful shoes that deserve to be stared at and don’t fear heels.
- Use Oversized Accessories
Don’t be afraid of carrying a giant bag or wearing thick arm bangles. Unlike your shorter friends, oversized accessories won’t make you look like you’re playing dress up with your mom’s clothes. Pair a thick belt with a shift dress or a big bag with a tank top and jeans. Just limit yourself to one oversized accessory per outfit in order to avoid looking clownish.
- Show Some Skin
You’ve got a lot of skin on your long body, so you might as well use it to your advantage. The trick is to play it up. Focus on showing off one area at a time. For instance, if you wear a backless top, pair it with a longer skirt or jeans. This way you’ll grab attention without stopping hearts. Choose interesting necklines, pull your hair back, and wear necklaces or large earrings that attract the eye.
- Pair Narrow with Wide
If you shy away from wide-legged pants or broad-shouldered jackets because you’re afraid that menswear will make you look, well, like a man, it’s time to revisit your thinking. If a runway model can pull off the look, then surely you can, too. To avoid looking “big,” just make sure you only wear one oversized item at a time. For a pulled-together look, wear wide-legged pants with a tight top, or pair an oversized jacket with skinny jeans.
- Think Bright
Add a splash of color to your façade each day. Color adds interest to an outfit, and a woman wearing color exudes confidence. You don’t have to add much, just throw on a turquoise necklace with your brown jacket or wear red heels with your little black dress. Color can also draw attention to your favorite assets, so if you love your narrow waist, wear a bright belt.
- Find clothes that fit
Avoid trying to pull off pants that are clearly too short or tops where the waist hits 3” above your natural waist. Besides the fact that it makes you totally uncomfortable always pulling and tugging…people can tell when the clothes do not fit you right. Source out clothes that fit you properly and boost your confidence.
- Play With Your Hair
Tall women can wear any hair styles…short or long. Because hair grows back and can always be changed, enjoy experimenting and playing with different styles.
- Be a Drama Queen
You may not want to play up the drama every day, but don’t shy away from the occasionally dramatic eyeliner or bright red lipstick. Tall women often feel self-conscious wearing trendy makeup because of the extra attention it draws. Even if you don’t think you could ever go out in public while wearing glitter eye shadow, get together with your girls and challenge yourself to try something new at least once a month.
Some items courtesy of about.com fittowrite